Semesters and ECTS

Programme structure

Subjects and modules are interwoven so that the students learn to apply all their skills and competences on a complex set of problems and not only on isolated single subject problems.

Incoming students therefore have to follow all activities in a semester, meaning they have to follow all 30 ECTS of one semester - students cannot be exempt from single subjects or mix subjects from different courses and different semesters.

The programme equals a total of 240 ECTS credits.

1st semester (language of instruction: English)
Pedagogics, formation and practice in the school: 10 ECTS
The module deals with the interrelation between pedagogical philosophy and the view on formation, humans, teaching and
learning. Pedagogical paradoxes, dilemmas and conflicts are an integrated part of the module contents.
The module deals with class room relations, ethics of teaching, conflict management and class room management. The aim is
to qualify the student to carry out and manage the teaching taking into consideration the different purposes of the teaching
and the context of the teaching.
The aim is to develop the student’s ability to think critically and reflex constructively and to qualify the student’s judgement in
the pedagogical practice in a school influenced by cultural diversity, where dialogue, mutual respect and tolerance are
keywords.
Planning, teaching and assessing English lessons: 10 ECTS
This module works with the following questions: How can one describe language? How can one assess the level of complexity
of a text? How does one build up the pupils’ vocabulary and communicative competencies? How does one assess teaching
materials including the employment of literature?
Experimental IT in the school: 10 ECTS
Through creative and experimenting work, the student works with media and the didactical potential of different media. In
addition the student will analyse, assess and select and apply relevant media and technology. The student will be able to plan,
carry out and evaluate and develop courses with the application of IT and digital instructional materials.
Total: 30 ECTS
2nd semester (language of instruction: English)
Level 1 teaching practice: 10 ECTS
Practical training in a local school.
Religion, Ethics and Citizenship – general education: 10 ECTS
The module gives an introduction to different analyses of the purpose of the school, democracy and citizenship in an ideological, educational and professional ethical perspective. A main focus of the module is the student’s relational work with the values of the school and the relation to the teaching profession in respect of the cultural and religious diversity that characterizes the school and society.
Language and language usage: 10 ECTS
This module works with the following questions? What is language? What is the learner’s language? What is the goal of language teaching? How does one describe language? How and why does one teach the linguistic elements? The starting point is communicative competence in relation to the subject in school and  teacher training, including subject and language overview. The focus is on a single ”language segment”, for example: target language type, learner language in the initial phase or learner language in the final phase.
Total: 30 ECTS
3rd semester (language of instruction: English)
The teacher’s planning of lessons: 10 ECTS
The module gives an introduction to the planning, implementation and evaluation of teaching. The module focuses on didactic analysis, reflection and action as well as development of teaching.
The module deals with these four themes:
1. Planning of teaching
2. Organization and working methods
3. Evaluation
4. Entrepreneurship and formation
Process in language acquisition and communication skills: 10 ECTS
This module works with the following questions: How does one learn language? How does language development happen? What are communicative skills? What is the relationship between communication and language acquisition? How does one describe language acquisition and communicative skills? How and why does the teacher function as a linguistic guide? How does the teacher organize his or her teaching so that is creates opportunity for language acquisition? What is the correlation between the overview of language, acquisition, subject and the actual teaching?
Intercultural competencies and internationalization: 10 ECTS
This module works with the following questions: What is culture? What is intercultural competence? What is international cooperation and interaction? What is and how can the teacher’s textual competence be defined? What is the interrelation between language and culture? How does the teacher prepare and plan his or her teaching in order to develop the pupil’s intercultural understanding and intercultural competence through the international dimension, through the work with texts and IT based working methods?
Intercultural competence in language teaching is about the work with intercultural competence from a linguistic and cultural perspective that includes knowledge about culture and society in English speaking countries and in a global perspective. The module includes working with textual competence based on different genres within the extended textual concept including literature pedagogics and selection criteria for texts aimed at language teaching in the primary and lower secondary school.
Total: 30 ECTS
4th semester (language of instruction: English)
Level 2 teaching practice (International school placement abroad): 10 ECTS
Inclusion, subjects and teaching practice: 10 ECTS
This module works with the students’ competencies to plan, teach and assess differentiating and inclusive teaching in a teaching subject with a special focus on the different learning strategies and needs of the pupils as well as to provide an understanding of the preconditions of inclusion.
Culture, history and society in English speaking countries: 10 ECTS
Interdisciplinary module within the subjects English, Social Science and History. The module deals with selected historical and societal aspects and is completed with a project report. Examples of themes and subjects are formation of states/federal states including perceptions of democracy and democratic
processes, expansionism as a theme in US history, colonialism and the British Commonwealth, the American Civil War and the civil rights movements, Pax Americana, literary currents in British and American culture, media and cultural influence.
Total: 30 ECTS
5th semester (language of instruction: Danish)
The pupil's academic, social and personal learning and development: 10 ECTS
This module deals with the pupil’s learning in a learning community. The learning processes and the development of the pupil as a member of a diverse group is the main focus of the module.
The main focus of the module is the learning processes and the development of the pupil as a member of a diverse group in which every pupil with its personal, social and cultural preconditions is a part of the school community.
The module deals with these three themes:
1. The development, socialization and identity of the pupil
2. Learning, learning environment and learning management
3. The teacher’s interaction and communication with the pupils
2nd eligible main subject: 10 ECTS
Bachelor of Education project; theory and practice and data collection: 10 ECTS
Total: 30 ECTS
6th semester (language of instruction: Danish)
The teacher's foundational competencies: 10 ECTS
2nd eligible main subject: 10 ECTS
Specialization-/basic modules: 10 ECTS
Total: 30 ECTS
7th semester (language of instruction: Danish)
Level 3 teaching practice: 10 ECTS
2nd eligible main subject: 10 ECTS
3rd eligible main subject: 10 ECTS
Total: 30 ECTS
8th semester (language of instruction: Danish)
2nd eligible main subject: 10 ECTS
3rd eligible main subject: 10 ECTS
Bachelor of Education project; Guidance, writing and completing the project: 10 ECTS
Total: 30 ECTS

International coordinator

Christina Lademann Wiederholt
International Coordinator
Bachelor of Education
+45 72 69 06 40
clw@ucn.dk

Entry Requirements - Danish B and C Level

Specific requirements and selection criteria

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